From the steep valleys of the Himalayas to the picturesque valleys found high in the Alps, these are 25 of the most beautiful valleys in the world!
Waipi’o Valley (Hawaii)
The name of this beautiful place means “curved water” in Hawaiian.
Khumbu Valley (Nepal)
Also known as Everest Region, Lonely Planet has ranked this valley as the sixth best region on Earth to travel.
The Valley of Geysers (Russia)
This beautiful valley has the second largest concentration of geysers in the world!
Douro Valley (Portugal)
The Douro is an especially beautiful section of this valley that is home to picturesque vineyards.
Kaghan Valley (Pakistan)
This valley is known for beautiful lakes, streams, and waterfalls!
Napa Valley (California)
Another valley that is well known for its vineyards!
Porsmork Valley (Iceland)
A valley that was once carved out by glaciers, its wind swept basin is full of loose rocks and barren beauty.
Hunza Valley (Pakistan)
This mountainous valley is home to several incredible peaks that rise above 6,000 meters (20,000 feet)!
Verde Valley (Arizona)
The most famous part of this valley is the Sedona region with its amazing rock formations.
Danum Valley (Borneo)
If you ever visit here, make sure to keep an eye out for the rare Borneo pygmy elephant!
Jiuzhaigou Valley (China)
It means the “valley of nine villages” and is a nature reserve and national park in Sichuan, China.
Yosemite Valley (California)
This glacial valley is surrounded by famous summits such as Half Dome and El Capitan.
Valle de la Luna (Chile)
An impressive mix of color and texture, these sand formations were carved out by wind and water.
Olympic Valley (California)
Also known as Squaw Valley, this place was the smallest ever to host the winter olympics.
Logar Valley (Slovenia)
Located in the Kamnik Alps near the border with Austria, this valley is a protected landscape park.
Kalalau Valley (Hawaii)
This is the second Hawaiian valley on our list and this one runs into the ocean where you will find the beautiful Kalalau beach.
Harau Valley (Indonesia)
With breathtaking landscapes, this valley consists of rice fields surrounded by high canyon walls.
Simplon Valley (Italy and Switzerland)
Split between Italy and Switzerland, you’ll find several quaint mountain villages nestled in this valley.
Haa Valley (Bhutan)
Part of the Haa District, the name of this steep valley means something along the lines of “hidden”.
Nubra Valley (Indai)
To enter this valley is not easy. Apart from the difficult terrain, you will actually need a permit from the Indian government.
Barun Valley (Nepal)
A world of stunning contrasts, this valley is filled with high waterfalls and deep gorges.
Surrounded by 3,000 meter peaks, this valley is home to some of the most glaciated regions in the Alps.
Valley of the Ten Peaks (Canada)
Located in Banff National Park, one look at the picture should tell you where it got its name!
The foreboding walls of this valley are a rock climbers dream.
Deep within the Alps, there are few valleys on Earth that can compare with the majestic beauty of Lauterbrunnen.